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Community Garden Resources

We’ve collected a list of informational links on community gardening and local food. It’s not all-inclusive, so if you have other sites you’d like to recommend, email us via the Contacts tab above. If you notice a problem with a URL link or out of date web address, please let us know.

You’ll find information on the following topics below:

  • Anacortes Community Gardens
  • Friends & Sponsors
  • Community Gardens – General Information
  • Grants & Fundraising
  • Get Inspired – Stories we want to share
  • Other Cool Community Garden Sites
  • Local Food Resources

Anacortes Community Gardens

City of Anacortes webpage - Anacortes Community Gardens
Download forms (application and “rules”) and latest newsletter (also available on News tab above)

American Community Garden Association (ACGA) and ACGA Resources. Our ACGA listings:


Garden photos by local photographer Dana Styber & her professional Web site

WSU Skagit County Master Gardener Program


Friends & Sponsors


Community Gardens – General Information

To find information about other community gardens in our area, click the Find a Garden tab above. 


USDA – numerous resources on community gardening including


Grants & Fundraising

 

Education & Training


Get Inspired – Stories we want to share


Other Cool Community Garden Sites


Local Food Resources

Skagit County Community Action Agency provides assistance to help the nearly one quarter of Skagit County residents who lack food security. Their Food and Nutrition program provides online resources to help Skagit County residents alleviate hunger. Two of their programs to reduce hunger in Skagit County are:


slow_foodSlow Food is an educational organization that supports sustainable agriculture, local food production, heritage foods and the pleasures of the table. We promote good, clean, fair food for everyone.

Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea was formed by a small group of friends who felt that the time had come to bring this international organization home to our community. In our application to Slow Food USA, we wrote, "We are so lucky. We have rich, fertile land and sea. We have historical, local food traditions, from Natives, immigrants and settlers. We have Slow Food minded food producers and educated food consumers. And, we have a population comfortable with the pace and seasons of life. Slow Food belongs here." Visit us our Web site or our Facebook page.

Viva Farms  is a joint venture of WSU Extension & GrowFood.org, that is offering a new community supported agriculture program called Local Choice CSA Food Box. The CSA program will be delivering fresh produce from local Viva Farms gardens to locations in Skagit County.

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